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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for saddlebags - have to relocate turn signals???

Hello all,

When I bought my 1989 Vulcan (VN750) this last weekend, it had saddlebags on it, but I noticed that they could not be opened easily - the taillight had to be moved. So I am looking for some new ones. I noticed on a few other threads on here, it mentions having to relocate the taillights.

Is this something I should look into, and maybe just keep the bags I have? They are decent bags. I really would prefer not to relocate the lights if I don't have to however, as I really hate to mess with something that works now, if ya' know what I mean! Lol

As always, all advice is greatly appreciated


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I have the Kawasaki tail light relocation brackets. They are very easy to install, just bolt on and come with tail light extension wires. Basically plug and play.

Knifemaker made these: http://www.flickr.com/photos/knifema...7602271290728/ Requires some fabrication, and extending the wires.

Unless the lights are relocated, you are pretty limited as to what bags will fit. With the brackets, you can use larger bags.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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flitecontrol - where exactly did you get your brackets and extension wires? Did you make them, or can they be purchased somewhere?

Thanks for all the advice and info - I REALLY appreciate it!

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Hello all,

When I bought my 1989 Vulcan (VN750) this last weekend, it had saddlebags on it, but I noticed that they could not be opened easily - the taillight had to be moved. So I am looking for some new ones. I noticed on a few other threads on here, it mentions having to relocate the taillights.

Is this something I should look into, and maybe just keep the bags I have? They are decent bags. I really would prefer not to relocate the lights if I don't have to however, as I really hate to mess with something that works now, if ya' know what I mean! Lol

As always, all advice is greatly appreciated


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I bought these...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT

And then bought these... which came with the above relocaters... so I don't need the first ones.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT

If you want these factory chromed relocaters, which are in pretty good shape, I would sell them to you for what I have in them, which is $30 shipped. You'll just need to extend the wires and -possibly- use the next size longer bolts, but maybe not.

The above parts can be kind of hard to find.

Mike

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The extenders

Jump on it the is a good price. I put Fire and steel relocation kit on mine and it looks good and works well. Look at my pictues if interested.

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Accessories4bikes.com, Part number K53021-094 is the whole relocator kit. Wires, bag supports, and signal relocators. About $160 dollors shipped but they are nice.
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flitecontrol - where exactly did you get your brackets and extension wires? Did you make them, or can they be purchased somewhere?

Thanks for all the advice and info - I REALLY appreciate it!

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I got the entire kit from ebay at a great price; $60 IIRC. The seller stated that some parts might be missing, but it turns out they weren't! Brackets, supports, extra wire and longer chrome bolts.

I would take him up on the brackets offer. You can easily lengthen the wires and probably get the saddlebag brackets if they aren't already there.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Chuck - I went to accessories for bikes and entered that part number, but only the saddlebag supports came up...?

http://www.accessories4bikes.com/sad...ts-p-1537.html

Wondering if maybe you had a different link...

Also, I am considering picking up those brackets as everyone suggested, but would like to see a "full kit" if such a thing exists. I'll check out those links from fc too.

Thanks all!
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Well, the picture shows the entire kit: light relocation bracket, longer bolts and saddlebag bracket. Can't be sure since they don't give more of a description, but that price is about what the entire kit goes for.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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That part number is the whole kit. Every thing is in there. Bought mine 2 months ago. Takes 2 weeks to get it. They order it from the manufacture as you order,,, so they told me. New, used or however you can get the kit it's well worth it. The bag supports hold the bags well clear of the rear tire so if you like the way your bags hang now you may want to just find the signal relocators without the bag brackets.

That is a good sale price. Mine was $145 plus shipping from them.

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